Chinese EV startup accuses Tesla of ‘bullying’ over IP lawsuit

Chinese electric vehicle¬†startup Xpeng Motors accused Tesla Inc. of being a bully, firing the latest legal salvo in the companies’ ongoing battle over alleged intellectual property theft.

Tesla earlier this year asked a U.S. federal judge to grant it access to Xpeng’s company files — including those on the company chairman’s own computer — as part of its yearlong lawsuit against an engineer who departed the U.S. giant in January 2019 and returned to China two months later to work for the Guangzhou-based carmaker.

Tesla alleged Guangzhi Cao did not just take his knowledge and experience with him but

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